FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Avoiding errors in locker room and restroom design
With so many different functions, there are a myriad of details to attend to and many mistakes that easily can be made when it comes to locker room and restroom design. No one sets out to do a poor job with their locker rooms and restrooms, and admittedly, some problems are bigger than others, but whether it's ambience, safety, sanitation or convenience you're wrestling with, we've got some expert insights for you.
With proper planning, adding a pool enclosure can boost patronage and profits
By allowing for year-round programming, enclosing your pool has the potential to boost patronage and profits. Enclosures also cut maintenance costs by shutting out debris and decelerating evaporation and chemical dissipation. But though the reasons for going under cover are no mystery, figuring out which type of enclosure to buy takes some sleuthing. We'll help with the detective work.
The Competition Heats Up
Our competition winners have been selected! With the hopes of celebrating the best and most captivating projects the recreation industry has to offer, our 2006 innovative facility picks will be revealed in special detailed profiles. We are proud to showcase these facilities—new or recently renovated, from community centers and universities to health clubs and aquatic complexes, and everything in between—that are helping to set standards of excellence in the recreation community.
WinnersCedar Hill Recreation Center
Berkeley High School Student Union and Recreation Complex
David D. Hunting Branch YMCA
University of Illinois-Chicago West Campus Sport and Fitness Facility
University of Alabama at Birmingham Campus Recreation Center
The Kiva Club & Alvea Spa at Trilogy Vistancia
Crunch Fitness North & Sheffield
Renaud Spirit Center
Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center
HighlightsCanada Games Centre
Discovery Island Waterpark
Douglas H. Buck Community Recreation Center
Florida International University Recreation Center
Francis Family YMCA
Greeley Ice Haus
Henry Moses Aquatic Center
Recreation Center at Southridge
Robert Livermore Community Center
University of Missouri-Columbia Student Recreation Complex
This year, National Water Safety Week is June 5 to 10. The event, sponsored by the World Waterpark Association (WWA), is designed to build public awareness of vital water-safety practices.
Parks, athletic facilities, community centers and other public spaces help to define a community's culture and represent its history and citizens. Yet local governments frequently struggle to win public support—and taxpayer dollars—to fund the repair and renewal of these properties.
Today most public and private indoor recreation facilities use the word "multi-sport" somewhere in their description. To get the most out of a facility they offer a number of different activities that appeal to a wide variety of people. Is it possible to bring that same strategy outdoors to the tennis court?